The annual International Food Security Assessment 2019-2029 by USDA’s Economic Research Service estimates that the share of food-insecure people in 76 low- and middle-income countries will fall from 19.3 percent in 2019 to 9.2 percent in 2029. However, some regions will face greater challenges than others—Africa South of the Sahara, while expected to improve, is still projected to have 22.5 percent of its population classified as food insecure.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- Study finds an association between precipitation shocks and household hunger in both Ghana and Bangladesh, and an association between higher rainfall and worse child nutrition in Ghana.
- Two new World Bank reports investigate key issues related to water: Quality Unknown: The Invisible Water Crisis and Doing More with Less: Smarter Subsidies for Water Supply and Sanitation.
- A Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition webinar on September 16 will share implementation science experiences and lessons learned from the Suaahara II program in Nepal.